By Ahmad Deedat Zakari
British long-distance runner Sir Mo Farah disclosed that he was not who the world knew him to be.
Sir Mo Farah revealed that he was a victim of child trafficking and was brought into the UK illegally under the name of another child at the age of 9. He disclosed that his real name is Hussein Abdi Kahin
“The truth is I’m not who you think I am,” Sir Farah said.
“Most people know me as Mo Farah, but it’s not my name, or it’s not the reality.”
According to him, the woman who flew with him to the UK told him he was being taken to live with relatives and to say his name was Mohamed as she had fake travel documents that showed his photo next to the name “Mohamed Farah”.
Sir Farah, the first British track and field athlete to win four Olympic golds, said his children motivated him to tell the truth about his past.
“I’ve been keeping it for so long; it’s been difficult because you don’t want to face it, and often my kids ask questions, ‘Dad, how come this?’ And you’ve always got an answer for everything, but you haven’t got an answer for that,” he said
Farah’s recent revelation is in sharp contrast with previous interviews he granted, in which he claimed otherwise.